Questions Couples Ask Behind Closed Doors: How to Take Action on the Most Common Conflicts in Marriage

Questions Couples Ask Behind Closed Doors: How to Take Action on the Most Common Conflicts in Marriage

by James Osterhaus

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Overview

Hands-on, practical tools and communication strategies that can heal and transform your marriage into a rich and rewarding relationship.

The “What is ‘healthy’?” question is just one of many questions couples have asked me over and over again in my counseling practice. The typical couples I’ve counseled have again and again asked, “Why do we get into so much conflict over the same issues?” “How can we learn to trust each other?” “Who leads?” “What do we do with in-laws?” and a whole host of other questions.

Noted marriage therapist and executive coach Jim Osterhaus takes the 18 top questions he’s been asked the most and answers them for you in this book. Each chapter stands on its own as couples search for answers to the challenges they face. After many of the chapters, you will find very helpful, practical tips to help you understand your relationship better, and begin the process of making it more fulfilling.

“At last! Jim Osterhaus has given us a ‘greatest hits’ of how to have a healthy marriage.” —Gary J. Oliver, PhD


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939629982
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 342
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James Osterhaus (PhD American University) is a founding partner and consultant for TAG. A psychologist and executive coach. James has authored numerous books and is called upon to speak around the world.

Table of Contents

• Introduction: What Does a Healthy Marriage Look Like?
• Chapter 1: How Did We Find Each Other?
• Chapter 2: How Do I Know If We're Really in Love?
• Chapter 3: Why Do We Get Stuck on the Same Stuff So Often?
• Chapter 4: How Can I Be Married and Still Be My Own Person?
• Chapter 5: How Can We Learn to Trust Each Other?
• Chapter 6: What Do I Have a Right to Expected from My Partner?
• Chapter 7: Why Are Things Different than When We First Got Married?
• Chapter 8: Why Do Our Emotional Needs Keep Changing?
• Chapter 9: What About My Needs?
• Chapter 10: Why Can't We Seem to Get Close?
• Chapter 11: Why Can't I Say What I Want to Without Getting in Trouble?
• Chapter 12: How Important Should Sex Be?
• Chapter 13: Who Leads?
• Chapter 14: How Do We Resolve Conflicts?
• Chapter 15: What about My In-Laws?
• Chapter 16: What about Step-Families?
• Chapter 17: Why Did My Partner Have an Affair?
• Chapter 18: Where Do We Go from Here?

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